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Mayday Parade have taken to twitter to announce a one-off UK show next month, in Newcastle. It'll mark the band's first appearance in the UK on their 'Sunnyland' album cycle.
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Mayday Parade are releasing 'Sunnyland' through Rise Records on June 15, 2018. You can get all the info on that here.
We caught up with Mayday Parade frontman Derek Sanders recently to find out more about 'Sunnyland'. You can check out a taster of that here:
SO WHAT DOES ‘SUNNYLAND’ ACTUALLY MEAN TO YOU BOTH AS A TITLE AND ALSO AN IDEA?
For me, a lot of what ‘Sunnyland’ represents is childhood and growing up. There actually used to be a physical place called ‘Sunnyland’. There was an abandoned children’s hospital in Tallahassee in the early 1980’s. It’s just right down the street from my house. We used to go there as teenagers. You could sneak in and it was such a cool place. This old five-story white hospital that was overgrown with weeds and vines. It was super creepy inside and had some of the old beds. It was pulled down maybe 10 years ago but it really was one of the coolest things about Tallahassee. There’s the song on the record that’s actually called ‘Sunnyland’ and one of the lyrics is ‘I left something important back in Sunnyland, I know that it’s something I’ll never find’. It’s the fact you can’t get your childhood back. That was the idea from the start and then we thought it would make an awesome album title. Most people won’t know the story of the hospital but I think it’s still a cool visual that brings up these different ideas for different people.
ASIDE FROM THE ALBUM, YOU ARE ALSO JUMPING ON THIS SUMMER’S WARPED TOUR FOR THE VERY LAST TIME. HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
It’s hard to really know how to feel about it all. On the one hand I’m super excited about it. Warped Tour has always been one of my favourite things to do. On the other hand, it’s coming up real soon and then before we know it, it will be over and done with. One of the first things we did when we recorded our first EP was follow the tour in 2006. We had only been a band for 6 months at that point and we sold a bunch of EPs and that’s really what gave us momentum. Then we came to play 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and now 2018. It’s such a huge part of our career and so we’re super grateful to be a part of it. It will definitely be really sad. I can’t imagine a summer without a Warped Tour. We will see how things go.
Check out the full chat here.